Bobbie GentryBobbie Gentry
(born July 27 1944
) is a singer-songwriter. She was born Roberta Lee Streeter in Greenwood, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
. She shot to international fame with the quirky and intriguing Ode To Billie Joe
. After several more albums of increasing ambition and maturity - but failing popularity - she left the music business in the early 1970s
to concentrate on business interests.